ATLANTA (July 1, 2022) – The Georgia Division of Group Well being (DCH) introduced at the moment Russel Carlson has joined the company as Chief Well being Coverage Officer. On this function, he’ll lead the company’s well being coverage initiatives and supply oversight to the Medicaid and State Well being Profit Plan packages, serving to guarantee constant and efficient approaches throughout the company.
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Carlson brings years of each state authorities and healthcare expertise that he’ll draw upon to foster and preserve robust relationships with key company stakeholders. He’ll additionally play an instrumental function in offering strategic route and management throughout the implementation of the company’s key priorities over the approaching years.
“Russel’s background makes him well-suited to drive our well being coverage technique,” says DCH Commissioner Caylee Noggle. “His understanding of the healthcare business, state authorities insurance policies and practices, and the Division will serve us nicely as we proceed to serve Georgians by offering entry to high quality and reasonably priced healthcare.”
Carlson most lately served as Vice President of Authorities Relations with the Georgia Well being Care Affiliation, the place he labored to advance the healthcare priorities of the affiliation’s members. Previously serving because the highest-ranking civilian within the Division of Protection because the Deputy Adjutant Normal, he supplied management and oversight for all administrative features and greater than 550 staff. He has held quite a few different roles the place he led coverage, funds, and administrative features inside advanced state authorities organizations. Carlson has a bachelor’s diploma from the College of Georgia and is a graduate of the Management Georgia Class of 2014.